What is RAINS?

The Rains Research Assistant Program supports faculty research by providing financial support for faculty to hire a student research assistant. In addition, the program allows students to develop research experiences and close collaborations with their faculty and other members of their research group.

This program is available to all full-time tenured & tenure-track faculty. Faculty members on a leave of absence are not eligible.

NOTICE: 

In light of Los Angeles’s “Safer at Home” order, LMU’s move to online instruction for summer classes, and the President's communication yesterday extending work from home, in-person research with students on campus is not permitted at this time. Because of these modifications, the opening of applications for the Rains Research Assistant Program is currently postponed until July and the first award notifications will be sent before start of the academic year

RAINS APPLICATIONS WILL NOW BE REVIEWED ACCORDING TO THE FOLLOWING TIMELINE:

  • Submissions submitted by 8.7.20  will be reviewed by 8.31.20
  • Submissions submitted by 9.4.20 will be reviewed by 9.25.20
  • If there are remaining funds, submissions submitted after 9.25.20 will be reviewed by 11.16.20 and 2.5.21.

NOTICE: 

In light of Los Angeles’s “Safer at Home” order and LMU’s move to online instruction for summer classes, in-person research with students is not permitted at this time. Because of these modifications, the opening of Rains Research Assistant Program Application is currently postponed until July. This will allow all tenure-line faculty to participate in Rains, regardless of research requirements (e.g. research that must be conducted in person versus research that can be conducted remotely). 

Rains applications will now be reviewed according to the following timeline:

  • Submissions submitted by 8.7.20  will be reviewed by 8.31.20
  • Submissions submitted by 9.4.20 will be reviewed by 9.25.20
  • If there are remaining funds, submissions submitted after 9.25.20 will be reviewed by 11.16.20 and 2.5.21.